On Saturday Texas Governor Rick Perry will hold “The Response,” a massive prayer rally led by the politician, as well as members of the American Family Association and other right-wing, anti-gay Fundamentalist groups.
Not surprisingly, gay groups will be protesting the event. But so will at least one Christian group, according to the Dallas Star-Telegram.
“We’re protesting because we want to say publicly that we view the Gospel of Jesus Christ very differently from the AFA,” said the Rev. Katherine Godby, interim senior pastor at the First Congregational Church, a United Church of Christ in Fort Worth. “In the minds of so many people these days, groups like the AFA are the voice of Christianity, but we want people to know that there are alternative Christian voices out there.
“We believe that the Gospel is about inclusion, extravagant welcome and radical hospitality to all—no exceptions.”
Can we get an amen?